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Indictable versus summary offences: What you need to know

The average person only interacts with the law only a few times in his or her life. Buying a house, getting married/divorced and planning your estate are the most common occurrences. When it comes to matters of a criminal nature, it’s not surprising that many people are unsure, scared or embarrassed by what comes next.

Whether you have been charged with impaired driving, fraud or a fatality, there are a couple of terms and processes that you should know so you have a better understanding of what you need to discuss with a criminal defence lawyer.

Driver charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The driver, whose truck was involved in the collision with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, has been charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death for every person who died and one count of dangerous driving causing injury for every person who survived but was injured.

Conditional Discharge for Teen in assault & weapon case - Lisa Burgis Der

A 17 year old teen, who after drinking magic mushroom tea and began acting strange, walked in his sock feet from a house party to a local Safeway in Lethbridge. Inside the grocery store he assaulted a woman and then went behind the deli counter and grabbed a 10″ butcher knife. He then walked out into the street into a residential area. 

A Case in Mistaken Identity

Jillian Williamson, Associate of Der Burgis, blogs about mistaken identity. Ms. Williamson was successful in defending her client on the issue of mistaken identity against charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. (Names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.) 

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